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1. SOLD----------------------------------------Consignment ~ 9/18 ~ Earliest Camillus MK-11. Camillus U.S.N. with the threaded pommel. Full 7” blade has been sharpened, as well as the false edge. Blade retains about 90% of the blue/black finish. One very small nick in the sharpened edge. Guard & pommel are tight and retain 100% of their finish. Handle is 100% as well. Original U.S.N. marked scabbard has some small stains, but is 100% solid with no cracks or cuts.
2. SOLD-----------------------------------------Consignment ~ 9/18 ~ Gerber MKII Sharpening Steel. 5” long. Excellent to mint condition. This steel was lost, the knife was found, then the steel was found…now, it’s for sale.
3. SOLD------------------------------------------Consignment ~ 8/28 ~ Schrade Walden MC-1 /knife. Works fine. No sharpening. Not new in wrapper, but excellent overall.
4. Consignment ~ 8/28 ~ Western Shark. Bright blade version. Full length 6” blade. Possibly a slight belly near the ricasso. Appears to have been nicely cleaned at some point. Tight guard, excellent handle, tight pommel. Scabbard is one of the nicest double stitched that I have seen.
5. Consignment ~ 8/28 ~ Theater (Shipboard) Made Stiletto. Blade is 7 ¼”. And very sharp. A little over 1/8” thick at the guard. Aluminum guard & pommel. Pommel has a very nice flower design.
6. Consignment ~ 8/28 ~ Vietnam Era (1973) Round trip bolo—unissued. In the original box and wrapper. It is not mine so I did not open it. I’m sure that it is mint. Canvas sheath.
7. Consignment ~ 8.28 ~ 1918 Plumb Bolo with proper A-K-CO sheath. Blade retains 80% or better of the bluing, and has been carefully sharpened. Grips appear to me to be replacements.
8. Consignment ~ 8/28 ~ Springfield Armory 1905 Bayonet, but down by A.F.H. ( American Fork and Hoe )and plated (presumably for parade use.) Blade and black grips are mint. USN MK1 cut down scabbard. Very handsome piece.
9. Consignment ~ 6/12 ~ WWII MK-II, KA-BAR Mfg. Parkerized blade is full and shows only careful sharpening. Handle is near mint. Proper U.S.N. plastic scabbard has a small crack on the right side, near the tip.
10. Consignment ~ 6/5 ~ Vietnam Era U.S. M-1917 Trench Gun Bayonet. Gen-Cut Mfg. Absolutely MINT condition with proper 1917 scabbard—also mint. I have never seen a better one!
11. Consignment ~ 6/5 ~ U.S. M-4 UTICA. I believe that this bayonet has been taken apart, a new blade added and newer washers added. Also some pieces of leather are missing from the washer that contacts the pommel. I tried it, and it does lock onto an M-1 Carbine just fine. Later M8 A-1 scabbard.
12. Consignment ~ 5/29 ~ USM-3 Imperial. Blade marked. Blade is full 6 ¾” and appears unsharpened. Retaining about 99% of the parkerized finish with scabbard (M-8 A-1) wear only. Leather handle is a little loose, but is solid with no cracked or missing washers.
13. Consignment – 5/29 ~ KA-BAR 1207. 99% condition with only one small spot on the bright blade at the guard. Excellent plus original scabbard.
14. Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ Vietnam Era Buffalo Bill Knife. Absolutely Mint. Customary plated blade is in perfect condition. 9 ½” blade. Nickel silver choil, and native wood handle is tight and in perfect condition.
15. Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ Vietnam early war Square Tipped Bolo. (I saw one in action in 1967 in the 173rd ABN.) Used notably by Special Forces. Blade is unused. Some flecks of green paint have chipped off of the metal and wood scabbard.
16. Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ Vietnam Era “MARINE RECON” Knife. Rounded pommel version. Blade retains 100% of original finish. Marked KIFFE JAPAN. Minty handle and scabbard.
17. Consignment ~ 5/22 ~ WWII Era Western L77-7. Most of the beautiful factory bluing is intact. Full blade may have been very carefully sharpened. Bright guard. Perfect handle and pommel. Proper double stitched scabbard.
18. Consignment ~ 4/10 ~ Randall Model 1 & 2, Matched Set. MINT condition. Mid 60’s knives. 6” carbon blades. Johnson rough back sheaths are special ordered without a stone pouch.
19. Consignment ~ 4/10 ~ Randall Model 1 Early 60’s. Rare brown button roughback Johnson sheath, with two tone gray stone. 6” carbon blade. MINT condition.
20. Consignment ~ 4/10 ~ Early Vietnam Era Randall Crutch tip #18 with Large Rivet Scabbard. Blade measures 5 ½”. Two tone stone. Knife and scabbard are both in MINT condition.
21. Consignment ~ DM ~ Shop or Theater Made Fighting Knife. Blade is Bowie style 7” long. Made from ¼” stock at the hilt. Blade is thinner and well made. Guard and butt cap appear to be made of stainless steel or nickel. Guard is 2 ¾” and diamond shaped at both ends. Handle is made of black and white spacers with middle sections may be made from black fiber material. Butt cap is nicely made champagne cork shaped. Sheath is double stitched heavy but soft pliable leather and original to the knife. Really nice knife.
22. Vietnam Era 6” Marbles Jet Pilot Knife. No doubt one of 500 supplied to the US Navy at the beginning of the Jet Pilot knife era. Full 6” blade shows some sharpening, but no rust or grinding. Guard, handle and pommel are tight. Top of pommel shows some small degree of corrosion. Proper scabbard complete with stone. Scabbard is supple, no cracks and snap strap works fine.
23. Consignment ~ DS ~ WWII Era (Baby) Small Ranger Knife and Scabbard. Pacific Theater. 6 ¼” blade has some spotting, but only very little pitting. Very good plus condition overall. Proper scabbard in excellent condition overall. NOTE: NO PAYPAL ON THIS ITEM.
24. Consignment ~ DM ~ Western G46-6 Shark blue blade, full blade, nice handle but the guard is loose. Not a high grade knife. Rough overall.
25. Consignment ~ GS~ U.S. M3 Imperial, Blade Marked. Tight guard. Excellent handle, tight pommel. Finish has been removed from blade, then polished. Blade is 6 ¾”, with no rust or pitting. Viner Bro. M-6 scabbard is very nice with 1 rivet missing at the throat. Snap strap works fine. Original leg tie down in place.
26. Consignment ~ GS~ WWII 3rd Pattern F/S. Guard marked “ENGLAND.” Pommel area marked with “1”. 6 ¾” blade has some sharpening and some light pitting, about 70% blue. Replaced scabbard.
27. Consignment ~ GS~ WWII theater US M-3 Case , Guard marked , Full blade, guard and birdshead pommel are polished bright. Smooth leather handle. Unmarked M-6 style scabbard. All near mint.
28. Consignment ~ JH~ Vietnam Era Extremely Rare “Shining Brass” Buffalo Bill Presentation Knife. Engraved blade reads, “SSG KENNETH GARDENER, FOB #2, 1966-1967”. As you know, “Shining Brass” was the project designation for clandestine incursions into Laos by SOG. (Silvey, Vietnam, Pgs. 46, 47, 49. 9 ¾” blade is polished on the engraved side. Plated on both sides. Excellent plus condition. Spots on the blade are not rust or pitting, just spots.
29. Consignment ~ JH~ Chrome 5th Special Forces Group Presentation Stiletto with original scabbard. Knife is 100%. Sheath has snap strap broken.http://www.militaryknives.bizland.com/2534.JPG
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SOLD-------------------------------------------WWII John Ek Model 2 Fighting Knife----Excellent Plus---The double edge
blade is 6 7/8" long with some very light sharpening marks. There is no rust
or pitting and retains most of the original finish. It has the John Ek Knife
and Hamden mark on the blade and "2 /0107" at the ricasso. The handles are
solid with no damage. It comes with the original sheath that has had the
upper portion shortened.......don't know why. Ref: Silvey WWII pg
116--------Very Nice John Ek----------$ 650.00
2. Springfield Armory
Experimental Combat Knife----Mint---In 1958, at the request of the US Army
Infantry Board, 11 of these knives were made with the thought of replacing
the Bayonet with a combat knife. The double edge blade is 6 5/8" long and
unused. The thick pommel is marked with a number 39. I would assume a
Springfield Armory control number. The tag appears original to the knife and
was probably put with the knife when Springfield Armory sold them off. Ref:
Cole IV pg 107 and Brett-The Military Knife & Bayonet pg 371----Super Rare &
1207----Mint-----The blade is 6" long and mint. It is marked "Kabar / 1207
USA" at the ricasso. It has a brass guard, leather handle with finger
grooves and an aluminum pommel. It comes with the original Kabar marked
sheath that is complete. These were sold in the PX's during the
SOLD--------------------------------------------WWII Theater Made Knuckle
Knife----Minty-----The double edge blade is 6 7/8" long and 1 1/4" wide. The
handle is aluminum and has been cast to the blade. There is no damage to the
handle. It comes with the original scabbard that is very well made. It
is thought that these knives were made in Lufkin, TX during the
Note: No Paypal On This Item.
6. Randall Model 1-----Exc
Plus----The blade is 8" long and unused. It does have a carbon spot about 2"
back from the tip on the Randall marked side. It has a brass guard, leather
handle and duralumin butt cap. It comes with a Johnson Smooth Back sheath
with unmarked orange stone. It was made between 1989 to 1991.-------$ 450.00
SOLD----------------------------------------WWII Western Blue Blade
Shark----Exc Plus----The blue blade is 6" long and unused. It has the
Western mark at the ricasso. It has a steel guard, leather handle and
aluminum pommel with thong hole. The exposed tang has the normal corrosion.
It comes with the original double stitched scabbard. There is some stitching
missing on the front, otherwise the sheath is quite minty. Ref: Cole III pg
61 #3-----$ 150.00
WWII New Zealand Knuckle Knife-----The small double edge blade is 4 7/8"
long and marked "AKE / Regd". This blade is normally found on the
knuckle knives that have the extended butt. The blade has some spotting and
light sharpening. The handle has no damage. The back bone of the handle has
three initials "R.D.S.". It comes with a scabbard that has been with it for
a very long time and is marked "Made in England". Ref: Silvey WWII pg
Note: No Paypal On This Item.
9. WWII Leo Baker Fighting Knife----Very unusual Skeletal Handle Baker Fighting
Knife---The heavy blade is 6" long with some very light sharpening right at
the cutting edge and a very slight bend at the tip. It is marked "L.BAKER"
upside down on the blade. There is no rust or pitting. It has a steel double
guard. The handle is an extension of the blade being made from one piece of
steel. It comes with a scabbard that I think is original to the knife. It is
an early fold over one piece USN marked scabbard. Ref: Cole IV pg 5-7 for
other Baker knives. Very Rare Baker Knife-----$ 525.00
SOLD------------------------------------WWII New Zealand Tiki
Stiletto-----The double edged blade is 8 1/4" long with use, light
sharpening and a slight bend near the tip. It has a steel guard and a cast
aluminum Tiki handle. Overall length is 13 1/4". It comes with the
original scabbard that is complete. The grip strap is all leather----the one
side pushes through the other side and hooks. I believe the sheath is
waxed. Ref: Silvey WWII pg 66------Quite Rare and the first one I've ever
11. Vietnam Era Robert's Roost
Fighting Knife----Minty-----The blue double edge blade is 7 1/2" long and
marked "Robert's Roost / Stignatius, Mont" at the ricasso. It has a brass
guard and pointed butt cap. The handle is one piece wood. It comes with the
original well made scabbard. Robert's Roost has been making knives since
12. WWII Case M3----Exc
Plus----The blade is 6 3/4" long with very light sharpening right at the
cutting edge. There is a very small gap between the blade and guard. There
is no movement of the blade or guard---all is tight. This is the straight
guard version that is just marked "Case". The smooth leather handle is in
excellent condition. It comes with a minty M8A1 scabbard. Ref: Cole III pg
96 #11-----$ 285.00
SOLD----------------------------------------Vietnam Parsons Knuckle
Knife----Minty----The blade is 6 1/2" long and unused. The aluminum handle
has some casting flaws---probably the reason it was blackened. The knife is
unmarked. The scabbard is an early M8A1 without the metal tip and made by
the B.M. Co. It has the early leather lacing. Both the scabbard and the
knife have been pained black. Ref: Silvey Vietnam pg 128-----$ 350.00
Note: No Paypal On This Item.
14. WWII 2nd Pattern F/S---Exc
Plus---The bright blade is 6 7/8" long with the F-S and Wilkinson logo's.
The blade has some very light sharpening marks. The logo's are clean and
strong. The knurled handle has 98% original finish. It comes with the
original scabbard that is minty and complete. There are no marks on the
knife or scabbard, so this was a bring back knife.-----Exc Plus-----$ 825.00
15. WWII Camillus M4
Bayonet----Minty----The blade is 6 3/4" long and unused. The underside of
the guard is marked "U.S.M4 / Camillus" and the top side has the ordnance
mark. The leather handle is unused. It comes with a minty early M8A1 without
the metal tip. Ref: Cole III pg 107 #3-------Minty------$ 200.00
16. SOLD--------------------------------------Camillus Pilot
Knife----1974-----Exc-----The blade is 5 1/16" long and maybe just a touch
of sharpening at the cutting edge. The leather handle is clean and solid.
The pommel is marked "Camillus / N.Y. / 3-1974". It comes with the original
sheath with a non-original grey stone. Ref: Cole III pg 148-----$ 55.00
17. Russian Survival
Tool-----Minty-----The heavy Axe head is 6" wide with a 13 1/4" long handle.
The handle is steel with a plastic grip. The end cap screws off and holds a
knife with a 5 3/4" blade. The Axe head will come off and be replaced by the
shovel head. The kit comes with the original scabbard that has the "CCCP"
mark on the underside of the flap. Ref: Brett--The Military Knife & Bayonet
pg 235 for another version. Can't say that I have seen one of these
18. WWII Kennedy Fighting
Knife----The double edge blade is 7 1/2" long with use and sharpening. It
has a leather and brass guard with the Kennedy logo faintly marked on each
end of the leather guard. The wood handles are held with poured lead rivets.
One wood handle is cracked but it is still solid. Both grips are marked
"Kennedy / Arms / St. Paul". It comes with an excellent sewn and riveted
sheath that is complete. Ref: Cole IV pg 167-----Scarce Fighter-----$ 425.00
19. WWII M3 Blade Marked
Imperial-----Exc Plus-----The blade is 6 3/4" long and unused. It has a
small chip on the false edge. It is marked "US M3 Imperial". It has an
unused leather handle with a couple minor dings towards the pommel. The
pommel has the ordnance mark. It comes with a nice early M8 scabbard
that is complete. Ref: Cole III pg 97 #12--------Nice-----$ 285.00
20. Phrobis CUK --Combat Utility
Knife--Mint----The blade is 5 1/2" long and mint. It has the Phrobis mark on
one side and the Pat. Number on the other. The handle is mint. It comes with
the original mint scabbard. These first saw service in the Gulf War. Ref:
Brett--The Military Knife & Bayonet pg 339------$ 325.00
Logan-Smyth MC-1 Survival Knife----Mint In The Wrap---The knife is sealed in
the wrap---you get to open it. You might want to save the first two
pictures for your records. Ref: Cole IV pg 51------$ 145.00 each.
22. Vietnam Era M7 FZR
Bayonet---Mint In The Box----The M7 is mint in the wrap with the original
box. The foil wrap is dated 4-68. Made by the Frazier Mfg Co, it is the rarest of the standard M7
bayonets. -----Mint------$ 250.00
23. Mint---AKM--I believe it is
Romanian made for the Gulf War Era. Ref: Brett-The Military Knife & Bayonet
pg 171--------$ 45.00
80. A NEW BOOK--"US and Allied Military Knives, M3’s and M4’s”, a new book on M3’s and M4’s is now available.
There are almost 200 pages, with 140 full page, color photos. This book includes all the known M3 trench knife, M6 sheath and M4 knife-bayonet variations. It also includes descriptions of the knives and sheaths.
Written by Bill Walters with input from Vince Coniglio, this is the most comprehensive book to date on M3’s and M4’s.
This book was proudly printed in the USA.
The cost of the book is $116, including Priority Mail shipping for one book. For those of you wanting more than one copy or residing outside the US, please contact Bill to get a shipping estimate.
"A NEW BOOK"---SOG
Knife Collector is a new
book by Michael W. Silvey in the military knife series. It covers a narrow
area of collecting and helps the collector identify honest specimens and
dis-tinguish them from fakes. The for-mat is 8.5 inches by 11 inches and is
all in color. The soft cover book is less than fifty pages but includes all
the know variations of SOG knives. The information covered by this book will
be valuable to both the new and advanced collector. The printing is limited
to 2,000 copies. The book retails for $20 plus shipping. Whole-sale prices are available
82. Reference Book--KNIVES of the
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84. FAKE F/S--The following information is being
presented in the hope that other collectors will not get burnt:
This additional information came from fellow collector Kerry Gordon. (thanks Kerry)
I just thought that you might like to know that you weren't the only one ever caught with one of these - not only do I have the French version but I also have one with the Belgian Rampant Lion stamped into the hilt.
The real give away with these is that the blade tang doesn't run all the way through the pommel nut, there's about two threads empty at the end of the nut. The other thing is that the brass pommel nuts are painted with gloss black paint rather than blackened.
Someone spent a lot of time and effort on these, the blades are tinned under the blackening and the hilts are blackened brass that is reasonable well checkered.
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